Paula Fairfield

1989, 07:00 minutes, colour, English


Fragments explores the episodic nature of storytelling by addressing the film trailer as cultural form.
With a lattice work of televangel broadcast segments, romance novel phrases, and an aria from Verdi's "La Forza del Destino,"
Fragments shuttles us through the walls of two adjacent studios; between the lives of two women dangling from a single mediated thread. Three lives. Two visions. One story.

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Critical Writing

5 Feminist Videotapes: Redefining the Female Subject
by Shonagh Adelman. C Magazine, Winter 1991, no. 28.
Awareness of image and gender sparked Toronto's top films of 89
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 4, 1990, v. 9, no. 17.
Is The Dead Authour a Woman? / L'auteur mort est-ce une femme?:...
by Janine Marchessault and Jeanluc Svoboda. Parallelogramme, Spring 1990, v. 15, no. 4.
Exploring the Limits: Experimental Filmmakers at Work
by Peter Miller. New York Native, Sept. 23, 1989, v. 9, no. 42.